Phenomenology and ontology of care - ONTOLOGIA DEL RAPPORTO (2020/2021)

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Name of lecturer
Gianluca Solla
Number of ECTS credits allocated
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Language of instruction
Sem. 1B dal Nov 9, 2020 al Jan 9, 2021.

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Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The interrogation on critical ethics concerns those questions that emerge around the human behavior. The issues are discussed taking into account the historical context, but with prevailing theoretical commitment. Knowledge and various skills (historical, political, legal, theological) are part of this discipline as proper setting for further interdisciplinary developments.

By the end of the course the students should have developed autonomy of reflection and critical judgment in order to elaborate reflections on ethics topics, philosophical language skills, and understanding of the texts, but also to be able to applicate the concept so developed to the problems of the contemporaneity.


About Fear and Power

1. Baruch Spinoza, Etica, Bompiani, Milano 2007.
2. Gilles Deleuze, Che cosa può un corpo? Lezioni su Spinoza, Ombre corte, Verona 2007.
3. Michel Foucault, Preface for Gilles Deleuze – Félix Guattari, L’Anti-Edipo (american edition):
4. Andrea Cavalletti - Gianluca Solla, L'avanguardia dei nostri popoli, Cronopio, Napoli 2020.

Students attending the classes will receive frontal lessons that involves the participation of students, which will address the texts in the form of a comment, an elaboration, an extension and a discussion of their content. The individual study of the texts will be also an important part of the preparation of the final exam. Meeting hours for students are scheduled during the whole academic year. Days and hours of the courses and of the meetings will be communicated in the teacher’s personal webpage.
For students who will attend classes as well as for students not attending the classes, the contents of the textbooks, as well as the lessons and exercises held in the classroom, are part of the program. Any additional teaching materials will be reported by the end of the course and, where possible, made available on the online teaching platform.
Students don't attending the course contact please the teacher to discuss during consultation hours about doubts and questions concerning their preparation for the exam.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Gilles Deleuze Cosa può un corpo? Lezioni su Spinoza ombre corte 2007
Baruch Spinoza Etica Bompiani 2007 9788845258985
Michel Foucault Introduzione alla vita non-fascista NET Editor 2012
A. Cavalletti - G.L. Solla L'avanguardia dei nostri popoli Cronopio 2020

Assessment methods and criteria

In order to pass the exam, students will show that:
- they possess a deep knowledge of the main specific issues developed during the course;
- they possess also the capacity to make an independent reflection on ethical implications of such issues, using a pertinent and appropriate language.

The competence of all students, either those who attended the course or those who didn’t, will be valued through an oral examination about the specific topics and questions discussed during the classes. The final score will be expressed in /30s.